Flex Point Performing Arts Center in Farmington Hills recently sent a competitive team of 45 dancers to the Hall of Fame Dance Challenge National Dance Competition in Sandusky, Ohio.
Held last month at Kalahari, the Hall of Fame’s largest competition ever featured 1900 acts on three stages, representing about 45 dance studios from across the United States and Canada.
Flex Point dancer Claudia Cerezo, finished among the top five in the Teen Solo Competition and advanced to the Solo Showdown. Only 44 out of 912 soloists qualified across all age groups.
During the group competition, the Home junior small group won the national championship in their age and level. They also received an award for Technical Excellence.
A World Series of Dance at the end of the week narrowed down the field to 91 dances that would re-compete for the World Series Championship. Five Flex Point groups – “Devil’s Whisper”, “Home”, “The Hum”, “Letting Go”, and “Work Song” – qualified to re-compete, and “Work Song” (large group teen contemporary) and “Home” (small group junior lyrical) walked away with the World Series Championships in their age and level. The senior large group received a 2nd runner-up award.
Flex Point’s tap line, “The Hum” performed the competition’s highest scoring National Teen Tap routine. “I Am in Dance Class” was the highest scoring National Junior Musical Theatre routine, and “Home” was the highest scoring in the National Junior Lyrical category.
The “Letting Go” Teen Small Group received a Grand Slam, an almost perfect score. They also re-competed in the World Series and received the Technical Excellence Award. Letting Go placed 1st Overall at Rainbow Dance Competition, Kids Artistic Revue, Hall of Fame Dance Challenge and BravO! National Dance and Talent Competition. In addition, they took home many special awards.
Flex Point Performing Arts Center, located at the corner of 10 Mile and Haggerty Roads, offers recreational and competitive programs. Auditions for the competitive team will be held July 24. Classes are offered for ages 3 to 103, for all levels, and include ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop, contemporary, pointe, musical theatre, acro, technique, pre-school classes, adult classes and more.
– Press release